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Cape Disappointment State Park

244 Robert Gray Dr, Ilwaco, WA 98624-9165
+1 360-642-3078
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Lewis and Clark

A great hike to the lighthouses. The museum was very interesting about the Lewis and Clark story... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Duane A
Dayton, Ohio
via mobile
Dream Come True

My wife and I are very interested in Lewis and Clark. A visit to Cape Disappointment was a definite... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Smyrna, Tennessee, United States
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A scenic state park with hiking trails and cabins for overnight visitors.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
3 days ago
“Dream Come True”
3 days ago
“Cape Disappointment State Park”
244 Robert Gray Dr, Ilwaco, WA 98624-9165
+1 360-642-3078
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A great hike to the lighthouses. The museum was very interesting about the Lewis and Clark story. Buy your park pass either for the day or the year at kiosk. The Old WW 1 and WW 2 military pill boxes were interesting.

Thank Duane A
Reviewed 3 days ago

My wife and I are very interested in Lewis and Clark. A visit to Cape Disappointment was a definite bucket list experience for us. When we got to the interpretative center I asked one of the Rangers if they knew more or less where Lewis...More

Thank RegularTraveler_13
Reviewed 3 days ago

Well organized campground that gives you a little space and privacy without burying you in bushes. The beach is georgeous and you can get to it without breaking anything. We were there last weekend June 19 and 20 with dogs. In the morning the black...More

Thank Joyce K
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great state park. Family and pet friendly. Easy access to the beach. Sites are easy to back a trailer into. Lots to do. Hiking trails. Showers and bathrooms are clean. The beach is wide and flat. This was our first time at this park and...More

Thank Professor35
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The park itself is a great jumping off point for all Columbia river adventures. The hikes have a great mix of forest and ocean views. I have been many times and have seen wildlife such as deer every time

1  Thank Jerry X
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The campground is fine for an RV However much of the rest of the area does not allow RV's Outside of your campsite there is only one spot to park if you are driving a motorhome This is near to the check in area and...More

Thank Terry E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is an incredibly beautiful place to ponder the majesty of the ocean and the peacefulness of the forest. It was kind of cool and drizzly the day we explored it, but that did not detract from our pleasure. The most exciting thing that happened...More

Thank gatitasolitaria
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful state park in Washington outside the small fishing village of Ilwaco home to two lighthouses on this NW coast.. You won't be disappointed.

Thank wendell01
Reviewed 17 May 2017

The north head light house is currently under construction but the iconic black and white lighthouse is not. There is a good view from the lewis and clark center, just a short trail to get up there. You have to pay to park though, I...More

Thank kelsey g
Reviewed 17 May 2017

There is a nice paved road from the Coast Guard station up to the lighthouse, but to get to that, one must hike unpaved paths. There are signs warning you that paths may be muddy from Nov - May. And the day we were there,...More

Thank TukeMom
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We are planning on taking a day trip here when driving through the area. Is there parking near the coast where we can see the coast and the lighthouses? Or do you have to hike to see them?
28 September 2016|
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Response from Rhonda B | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the north side lighthouse is a short walk (just a few minutes) on a paved gently sloping footpath. No steps as far as I recall. You can see part of the coastal view from the car park, but the views from the path to the... More
We have a large motor home. Do you have RV parking?
11 May 2016|
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Response from cyndy w | Reviewed this property |
Yes Very nice large RV sites w/w.s.&e
Kathryn S
Does this campground have any problems with bears? Will we need a bear cannister?
10 August 2015|
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Response from Tyrone P | Reviewed this property |
Never seen one have camped in tent and used rv